Rucker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Rucker family
The surname Rucker was first found in Hessen, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the branches became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Chronicles first mention Betz Ruecker of Schweinfurt in 1388 and Peschklle Ruecker of Glatz in 1343. The variation Rueckert is the more recent, and Rueckhardt first appears in the 16th century.
Early History of the Rucker family
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Rucker Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rucker, Ruecker, Ruckers (northern Germany), Ruckert (Franconia, Silesia), Rueckert, Rueckhardt, Ruckhardt, Rueckhart, Ruckhart, Ruckers, Rueckers, Rukker, Rucker, Ruck, Rucke and many more.
Early Notables of the Rucker family (pre 1700)
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Rucker migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rucker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Peter Rucker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 
- Jonathan Rucker, who landed in Mississippi in 1799 
Rucker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ludwig Rucker, who arrived in America in 1834 
- Johann Georg Rucker, who landed in America in 1838 
- Georg Rucker, who landed in America in 1847 
- Elise Rucker, who arrived in America in 1848 
- Johannes Rucker, who arrived in America in 1848 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Rucker (post 1700) +
- Lamman Rucker (b. 1971), American actor known for his roles in the daytime soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children
- Brigadier-General Casper Bell Rucker (1886-1948), American Chief of Staff 8th Service Command (1942-1945) 
- Joe Rucker (b. 1976), American country music musician
- Keith Rucker (b. 1968), former American football defensive tackle
- Robert M. Rucker, American jazz drummer, music teacher, and composer
- Sandra "Sandy" Rucker (b. 1987), American figure skater
- William Waller Rucker (1855-1936), U.S. Representative from Missouri
- Edmund Winchester Rucker (1835-1924), Confederate officer during the American Civil War
- John Joel Rucker (1917-1985), American Major League Baseball player
- Allen Rucker (b. 1945), American writer and author
- ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Historic Events for the Rucker family +
- Walter Rücker (1921-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
Related Stories +
Suggested Readings for the name Rucker +
- 1196 The Rucker Family of South Carolina, 1752-1983 by Brent Holcomb.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Casper Rucker. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Rucker/Casper_Bell/USA.html
- ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details